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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

29-1063 Internists, General

Physicians who diagnose and provide non-surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of internal organ systems. Provide care mainly for adults who have a wide range of problems associated with the internal organs. Subspecialists, such as cardiologists and gastroenterologists, are included in "Physicians and Surgeons, All Other" (29-1069).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
37,820 3.2 % $94.47 $196,490 2.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $27.61 $42.61 $93.51 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $57,420 $88,630 $194,500 (5) (5)


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 21,430 0.83 $107.13 $222,830
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 10,300 0.19 $78.43 $163,130
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,830 0.09 $42.66 $88,730
Outpatient Care Centers 2,070 0.22 $113.53 $236,140
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 430 0.16 $91.32 $189,930

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 21,430 0.83 $107.13 $222,830
Outpatient Care Centers 2,070 0.22 $113.53 $236,140
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 10,300 0.19 $78.43 $163,130
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 430 0.16 $91.32 $189,930
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,830 0.09 $42.66 $88,730

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 50 0.02 $120.77 $251,190
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 60 (7) $114.54 $238,240
Outpatient Care Centers 2,070 0.22 $113.53 $236,140
Home Health Care Services (8) (8) $107.95 $224,530
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 150 0.02 $107.26 $223,110


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 4,650 0.38 1.47 $69.82 $145,230
Michigan 3,050 0.71 2.70 (8) (8)
Massachusetts 2,680 0.75 2.87 $118.38 $246,240
California 2,660 0.16 0.60 $99.55 $207,050
New York 2,260 0.24 0.92 $93.87 $195,250




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,380 1.94 7.43 $72.32 $150,430
Massachusetts 2,680 0.75 2.87 $118.38 $246,240
Michigan 3,050 0.71 2.70 (8) (8)
South Dakota 240 0.57 2.18 $138.41 $287,890
Georgia 1,980 0.45 1.72 $53.49 $111,250




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 240 0.57 2.18 $138.41 $287,890
Wyoming 60 0.21 0.79 $132.38 $275,350
New Mexico 160 0.20 0.77 $128.67 $267,630
New Hampshire 140 0.21 0.82 $127.85 $265,930
North Carolina 440 0.10 0.38 $125.41 $260,860





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,720 0.29 1.10 $101.23 $210,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,110 0.67 2.58 $78.15 $162,550
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,060 0.74 2.85 $118.10 $245,640
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,880 0.70 2.69 $49.83 $103,650
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,400 0.30 1.15 $88.21 $183,480
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,320 0.44 1.70 $81.33 $169,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,280 0.21 0.80 $96.18 $200,060
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 930 0.47 1.81 $91.16 $189,620
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 880 0.45 1.72 $120.67 $250,990
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 600 0.23 0.89 $91.81 $190,970




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Champaign-Urbana, IL 120 1.17 4.49 $74.82 $155,630
Tyler, TX 110 1.08 4.13 $68.45 $142,380
Saginaw, MI 90 1.02 3.91 $97.82 $203,470
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 350 1.00 3.84 $119.53 $248,620
Sioux Falls, SD 140 0.89 3.42 $140.08 $291,360
Springfield, MA-CT 270 0.80 3.06 $110.70 $230,270
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,060 0.74 2.85 $118.10 $245,640
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,880 0.70 2.69 $49.83 $103,650
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,110 0.67 2.58 $78.15 $162,550
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 550 0.65 2.49 $118.34 $246,140




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Barnstable Town, MA 60 0.62 2.38 (5) (5)
Reno, NV 70 0.30 1.15 (5) (5)
Sioux Falls, SD 140 0.89 3.42 $140.08 $291,360
Tulsa, OK 100 0.23 0.87 $137.74 $286,500
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 60 0.15 0.58 $132.89 $276,410
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8) (8) (8) $131.58 $273,690
Richmond, VA (8) (8) (8) $129.42 $269,200
Albuquerque, NM 100 0.27 1.02 $125.99 $262,050
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 80 0.17 0.66 $125.96 $261,990
New Haven, CT 70 0.23 0.88 $123.61 $257,100

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 1.76 $115.50 $240,240
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 1.43 $134.11 $278,940
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 0.80 $119.49 $248,540
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 1.31 $132.37 $275,330
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 0.74 $127.03 $264,220

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 1.76 $115.50 $240,240
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 1.43 $134.11 $278,940
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 1.31 $132.37 $275,330
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 0.80 $119.49 $248,540
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 0.74 $127.03 $264,220

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 1.43 $134.11 $278,940
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 1.31 $132.37 $275,330
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $130.90 $272,270
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 0.74 $127.03 $264,220
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) (8) (8) (8) $126.01 $262,090


About May 2018 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $100.00 per hour or $208,000 per year.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019